Townsville Tourist and Lifestyle Village – A Budget Travel Review

This week, six months after our move south, we’ve returned to our home-town to visit family and attend the annual Palm Creek Folk Festival. This gave us the perfect opportunity to do a Budget Travel Review of the Townsville Tourist and Lifestyle Village. Townsville is Australia’s largest urban centre outside of the Sunshine Coast some 1300km to the […]

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Palm Creek Folk Festival Townsville

We’ve made the 1250 km road trip north from Coolum to attend the Palm Creek Folk Festival. If you’re joining us for the event head 40km south of Townsville and turn right to Mountain View Lake Eco Park where the Best Little Festival in the North takes off.  Mountain View Lake Eco Park The lake […]

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What to do in Coolum

Australia is a massive country to explore and it goes without saying that a Queensland beach experience is high on many holidayer’s To Do List. Mine reads something like this. Cool blue water. hot summer days. crashing white foam. sandy toes. salty lips. fish & chip sundowners. drinks on the deck. repeat. Hello Coolum! Mid-way […]

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Mossman Gorge Walk

At 135 million years old, Mossman Gorge forms part of the oldest surviving rainforest in the world.  From Mossman, the world heritage listed Daintree Rainforest begins it’s northward journey to Cape Tribulation and a rendezvous with Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. It’s the ideal walk for a sneak rainforest preview. How to Get to there. Drive […]

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Why you should visit Port Douglas in Far North Queensland

Location Location Location The success of Port Douglas is all about Location. Just one hour’s spectacular drive north of Cairns Airport in Far North Queensland, with the waters of the Great Barrier Reef lapping the shoreline and the prehistoric rainforest of the Daintree calling, the tiny town of Port as the locals label it, delivers […]

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Sixteen Reasons to Visit Marrakech the Red

Marrakech really needs to be experienced to be believed. One of the four imperial cities of Morocco, along with Meknes, Fez and Rabat, Marrakech has another name – Marrakucsh Al Hamra – Marrakech the Red – a name originating from it’s incredible red earth walls. Courtyard of the Saadian Tombs. We’d not been to Africa […]

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Mouth-Watering Chef Cooked meals at Open Kitchen in Ljubljana

Every Friday mid-March to October, the Open Kitchen food markets come to life in Pogačarjev trg, Ljubljana, and what a life they have. This is no normal weekly food market. There are over 30 food stalls offering Chef cooked meals that are mouth wateringly good. The stalls are hosted by restaurants from all over Slovenia, […]

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Five Great Churches in cool Ljubljana Locations

Visitors are drawn to the eye-catching architecture, colourful frescoes and marble floors of European churches and Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia has it’s fair share of them. These are only five of the great Churches we found in Ljubljana. Their eye-catchingly different facades and cool locations each have a story to tell. This is a […]

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A Walk around Lake Bled

You know how beautiful art installations are shown on a central display so they can be walked around and enjoyed from all angles? While the only natural lake in Slovenia isn’t a fancy art installation, it is stunningly beautiful and as romantic a destination as you could wish for – so of course it has it’s […]

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Top Five Sunshine Coast Coffee Spots

It is three months since we shifted from Townsville in North Queensland to Coolum Beach on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland. In an attempt to find furniture for our home, we joined a Buy Swap and Sell Facebook group, which it seems, is a surprisingly easy way to become locals. We’ve clambered down steps to […]

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